Hey guys. Life is hectic as usual. Just had our 4th child. We are beach people but we want to have something for my in laws to easily entertain the kids during the week while we are working.
At first we started out looking at in ground. The pools came in at the usual 20-25000 range. The problem was with the additional retaining wall,fence,tree removals and so on we would have been pushing 35-40000. Being a beach family we could not see spending that much on an in ground. I ran some quick numbers and for 20-23000 we can do all the landscaping and get a really nice above ground pool with a big new paver/stamped patio that wr desperately need. Right now our backyard is just grass. No where to put a table.
I went to a few local guys for pricing. We would really like one end of the pool to be deeper so we are leaning towards a 12 x 24 dough boy desert spring. (I think that's the name)
I called a few local dealers to get pricing. Cheapest so far for that pool in the 54" high model is roughly 3,499.00 after 500 dollar coupon
I do not want to buy the equipment from them as I saw right away I can get equipment a lot cheaper using Amazon
So here are my questions and would like some guidance
SWG - yes I know it voids the warranty but I see people still say go for it. We had an intex pool and once we added the SWG to it it was so easy to maintain. In my eyes anyways. Thoughts on the SWG and what size based on that size pool. If against the SWG should I go BBB? Would have to read up on it again. Looking at - Hayward AQ-TROL-RJ
Pump - thinking a hayward 2 speed pump but only because I have seen some threads that say you definitely want a 2 speed pump. Thoughts and what size on the pump - looking at hayward SP15922S
Filter - thinking going sand so it would be a hayward sand filter but again would like recommended size based on this set up. Looking at - Hayward S210T Pro
Timer - thoughts on decent timers for the pump and SWG
Heater - we live in NJ so I think a heater would be a good choice for us. My wife thinks pools are cold in august so I would like her to be able to enjoy it. The heater would be close to the gas meter and close to the pool
I will get some before pictures tomorrow
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